Highlands & Islands

Flooding affects railway in Highlands and A75 in South

Flooding on line Image copyright NetworkRail Scotland

Train services between the Highlands and Glasgow and Edinburgh have been disrupted by "heavy flooding" on the line, ScotRail has warned.

The flooding affected the railway between Inverness and Carrbridge.

The line was closed until 10:25 when engineers managed to reopen the line, but there is a 5mph speed restriction and services continue to be disrupted.

NetworkRail Scotland said a second line of track at the scene, the down loop, remained closed.

Image copyright Scotland Transerv
Image caption The A75 in Dumfries and Galloway was closed for several hours

Replacement buses have been arranged for passengers who need them.

The flooding at the Slochd follows snowfall in the Cairngorms and heavy rain.

In Dumfries and Galloway, flooding closed the A75 at Barlae between Glenluce and Newton Stewart for several hours

Diversions were put in place with westbound drivers facing a 30-mile (48km) detour and those heading east about 16 miles (25km).

Scotland Transerv said the road had reopened by about 14:00.

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